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Penn Medicine Princeton Medical Center

Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:00 pm 
Call  609-497-2230 for an appointment. Medicare and most insurances accepted. 
 

***PLEASE NOTE NEW HOURS***
Princeton Healthcare Desk Hours
Mon. 10:30 am * Tues. 8:30 am * Wed. 10:30 am
Thurs. 8:30 am * Fri. 8:30 am 

 
Lung Cancer Screening in High Risk Patients Improves Survivorship 

While lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer, catching lung cancer early through screening can save lives. That’s why people with
a history of smoking should talk to their doctor about screening for lung cancer, using a low-dose CT scan. “Screening can help detect lung cancer at its earliest stages, when treatments are most effective,” says John A. Heim, M.D., board certified in general and thoracic surgery and chairman of the Department of Surgery at University Medical Center of Princeton (UMCP).

If lung cancer is caught before it spreads, the likelihood of surviving improves from 11 percent to 55 percent, according to the American Lung Association. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends annual screening for lung cancer if you are between the ages of 55 and 80 and:
• Have a tobacco smoking history of at least 30 pack-years (the number of packs per day, multiplied by the number of years)
• Are a current smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years

As the American Lung Association notes, if you and your doctor determine you should be screened for lung cancer, it is important that you receive a low-dose CT scan at a facility with staff who have expertise in lung cancer screening. Chest X-rays are not recommended for lung cancer screening.

To help make lung cancer screenings more affordable and accessible, PHCS makes these screenings available at no cost to patients who meet the eligibility criteria.

To schedule an appointment with UMCP’s Lung Cancer Screening Program, call 609.853.7070. To find a physician with Princeton HealthCare call 888.742.7496 or visit www.princetonhcs.org

 

 

Blood Pressure Checks

Tuesday, January 16th 10:00am–12:00pm 

Tuesday, February 20th 10:00am–12:00pm

 

Vision Screening-

Thursday, January 18th 10:00am - 1:00pm

Please call 1.888.897.8979 to make 
an appointment. Space is limited. Half of all blindness is 
preventable through regular vision screenings and education, 
so have your eyes checked today! Princeton HealthCare 
System and the NJ Commission for the Blind: Project 
Prevention Unit are pleased to offer free vision screenings
to uninsured or underinsured adults and children.

 

HEALTH LECTURES

CONTACT PHC Desk to register (609) 497-2230

 

Vitamins & Supplements – Monday, February 5th 12:30 pm
Phil Coco, PharmD, Pharmacy Clinical Specialist with University Medical Center of Princeton, will present this informative program, highlighting the latest information on the use of vitamins and supplements for general wellness.

 

Hip Fracture- Tuesday, February 20th 10:45 am
During her lifetime one in six U.S. women will experience a
hip fracture, mainly due to osteoporosis. Join Brian Culp, MD, board certified in orthopedic surgery and learn what you can do to prevent osteoporosis and bone loss, and explore the
symptoms and treatment options of osteoporosis in aging adults.

 
Services available:
Doctors Visits-Tues & Thursday
Lab Services-Tues & Thurs
Physical Therapy-Mon, Wed, & Fri
Physical & Gym Sign Off's (for Those Without Insurance): Tuesdays and Thursdays. Cost $45.00. 
 

Office on Aging
Christine Wildemuth

Director
Senior Center
540 Ridge Road
Monmouth Junction, NJ 08852
732-329-4000 x7670
or
732-438-0918
(rotary phones)
Transportation
732-329-4000 x7363
Center Hours
Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.